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Indonesia: Police in Timika kill one union protester and injure others at Freeport

Author: Asian Human Rights Commission, Published on: 13 October 2011

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the extrajudicial killing of trade union member Peter W. Ayamiseba and the injury of several persons in police shootings during a union protest on October 10, 2011 at PT Freeport Indonesia [part of Freeport-McMoRan] in West Papua. The workers were protesting against the illegal termination of their contracts following their earlier union strike for wage increases. The police appear to have used lethal ammunition against the protesters. [includes case narrative & sample letter to authorities asking them to investigate]

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Related companies: Freeport Indonesia (part of Freeport-McMoRan) Freeport-McMoRan